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Crystal Lake Affordable Photographers

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Studio Souza
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 331 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
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I am so happy that my search for an experienced and affordable photographer for our son's wedding led us to Isabel Souza. When I viewed her profile on Thumbtack, I immediately knew she was the photographer of choice after viewing 5-6 other profiles as well. From the first meeting at her studio to the final moments of photographing Steve and Ka Yu's wedding and reception, Isabel was amazing! She has a calm, quiet and very patient demeanor while endeavoring to get the most from the posers. Her style is different from the normal "stock" poses and photos you get from other wedding photographers. She is very creative and as an eye in taking photos that "say" what she sees when looking through the lens. She captures the very thoughts of the ones she is photographing. Just several days after the wedding Isabel began posting wedding photos in small batches and they were absolutely beautiful! Isabel provided us with a wonderful montage of photos of Steve and Ka Yu's wedding day that will be forever cherished. Isabel is not only an excellent photographer but she is a true artist and it was a genuine pleasure to have met her and worked with her. If you are looking for something different in your photos, I highly recommend Isabel Souza.......she will not disappoint you!!

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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JZ Studio was very easy to work with. He responded right away and provided great pictures at an affordable price.

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Bourelle Photography
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcy B.
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Great job! Steve was great and everyone loved their photos. Would highly recommend Bourelle Photographers@

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 98 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily M.
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I found Carrie on thumbtack and she was professional yet so much fun to work with! My 3 mo old was stunned by the big camera & would not smile. Carrie pulled out all the stops to try to coax a smile from him & get a couple. Her artistic eye & creative positioning were much appreciated as I am an artist myself. I felt she listened to my input & took it into account. She was a pleasure to work with & I would highly recommend her. Plus her pricing was very reasonable. So many photographers charge way too much for digital photos and that's why I did not go with them. Plus she came to my house! I can honestly say it was a fun and stress free experience thanks to her!!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abby K.
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Hired VisualEtiquette as our wedding photographer and the engagement session was included in the package. We just received our engagement photos back and could not be more pleased. Emil was able to capture every moment, many un-posed and many posed. He has great ideas that he will share with you, but also encourages you to bring your own style and props if that is the route you want to go. Friends and Family are raving about the photos, saying they are some of the best engagement photos they've ever seen! VisualEtiquette has competitive pricing yet exceptionally better quality compared to some of the very high priced photographers we interviewed while choosing our vendors. Emil is a busy photographer, so it sometimes takes 2-3 days for him to get back to me, but he never fails to answer our questions.

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Warner S.
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I am absolutely 100% satified with Martika P. Gartman Photography. I have hired many Event Photographers for both Family and Church Events over the years. However, I must say that Martika P. Gartman Photography is the "best" Event Photographer that I have ever seen with my own eyes. She knew "exactly" how to pose and line up persons for photographs. She took her time, and the Event photographs are excellent "keep-sakes" for everyone attending the Church Event to hear my daughter, Dr. Sheri Prentiss, give a presentation about her newly published book," WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED: MY JOURNEY FROM PHYSICIAN TO PATIENT", an inspiring book about Dr. Sheri as a breast cancer survivor. Thank you, Thumbtack Staff for making the "contact" between myself and Martika P. Gartman Photography.

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Mike Sansone Photography
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren R.
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I've had headshots done in my past with not so great photographers so when I was looking of a new photographer I was feeling kinda worried about who to chose but I am beyond thankful my friend recommended Mike Sansone Photography to me! Such an unforgettable experience. Mike is very good at what he does and makes you feel so comfortable/ confident behind the camera! Needless to say if you need new headshots done I highly recommend Mike!!

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  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas V.
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Amazing experience working with Nicole. Professional. Flexible. And high quality photography and editing! I highly recommend Nicole to colleagues and friends alike!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TOPE F.
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After meeting with several photographers, she was the ONLY one my wife and i liked. Her professionalism is unlike any other - prompt with responses, super creative and pictures came on time.Geraldine has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I have ever met, and I was absolutely honored to have her play such an important role in my wedding. I can't recommend her enough.

  • 9 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Diana D.
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I needed a professional headshot photo in a short timeframe. Since I never had professional photos done before and had no idea how to find a good professional in order to help me out, I was initially relatively intimidated by the process. Looking up the websites from several photographers, most were only advertising wedding and recreational photography services. Robert put me at ease from the very beginning, showing me some sample headshots he took and explaining me the whole process as well as what I could expect. During all of my interactions with Robert, he has been very professional. Also, it is obvious that he is passionate by what he is doing. He overall did exceed my original expectations, delivering some excellent headshots in a very short timeframe!

DOVTOGRAPHIE
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Eli L.
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This was my first time hiring a professional photographer and it was a great experience! He responded quickly, I told him what I was looking for and we set our photo session. I originally just needed a few shots and I walked out with more and better ones for my website. Nice studio, fun colleagues who helped out and great shots Dov! Would come back again in the future.

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J. WiLDER Studios
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nataliya T.
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Not only a talented photographer, Joe is a pleasure to be around! I couldn't recommend him highly enough!

Halo Fine Art Photography
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Lee P.
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I could not have asked for a better photographer. What an awesome experience! ALL LOVE! I would recommend them to everybody!

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily T.
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The experience with Chris was fantastic! Not only is he a consummate professional, but he made the experience so fun, easy and positive. Unlike most family photographers, there was nothing staged. He just let us play and talk, and captured the most magical moments of our family being ourselves. I would highly recommend him to any family who is tired of standing by a picket fence or in front of a backdrop for their family photos. It is truly a unique end product that you will treasure!

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eClarke Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mariel I.
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Eric was such a fantastic hire and I highly recommend him for any type of event you're planning for. I reached out last minute for a full day conference and he replied immediately, arrived early the day of, and was a kind and professional presence throughout the day. He took a lot of initiative to be proactive about getting specific shots so I had time to focus on other details instead of checking to make sure he knew where to go. As a photographer myself, I was particularly impressed by the quality of his photos, the unique angles, and candid shots of our participants. We've used them for our website, professional development and partner outreach, and I will use him again in the future.

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L Christine Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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Words cannot express how much we enjoyed our experience with Lauren! She went above and beyond being a photopher. Her positive attitude, the help she gave with other details, her suggestions of things I would have never even thought about...she in a word was amazing! The photos we've seen so far surpass anything I could have expected. Candid, sweet, fun moments. Thoughtful, endearing pictures that speak a thousand words. Ifor ever I need a photographer again, if I ever hear of someone needing a photographer...she will definitely be my recommendation. She made my wedding day a fairy tale!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
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Working with Ryan was a pleasure and I couldn't be happier with the photos he took. Choosing a wedding photographer can seem like a daunting task and I'm glad I found Ryan. Him and his assistant were helpful and creative when taking the pre-wedding photos with just my groom and me, and at the ceremony and reception they were attentive and present to capture every moment. Ryan made the picture-taking process fun, as well, and instead of feeling stiff and awkward with cameras pointed at us my groom and I were at ease and enjoying ourselves. Can't recommend him enough!

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Studio Soo | Chicago Baby
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miae K.
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Soo is the best photographer in IL 👍👍👍

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Stand Still Photography
4.4
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie O.
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Jeff and his wife were amazing and captured the most amazing pictures of my wedding! I would highly recommend Stand Still to anyone of my friends or family! Can’t wait to hire them again for my maternity and newborn pictures!

Monroe Street Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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I have been around the block with photographers as I have been styling wedding hair for 18 years. When I work with Ashley, seeing her in “action” and the incredible vision she has completely makes me so appreciative of her talent. She is AMAZING!!🙌🏼

J. Shuman Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
Verified review

Joe is extremely professional but at the same time he treated us like family. His attention to detail is beyond excellent. We hired him for our wedding ceremony and some after-photos and he gave 150% to our project. I highly recommend him for anyone who is looking for a seasoned photographer who offers fair prices!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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Need a Wedding Photographer

Crystal Lake, IL

  • Photo needs
    Wedding ceremony, Family photos
  • Photographer required to travel to multiple locations?
    No, there's only one location
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    small initimate wedding outside
  • $534
    Average price

Need a Commercial Photographer

Crystal Lake, IL

  • Photo shoot type
    Other (Custom Audio Visual Designs both in Residental & Commerical Locations)
  • White backdrop needed?
    No
  • Photo shoot location
    Other (On Location)
  • Photo usage
    Print or catalog advertising, Website
  • Total shots needed
    10-15
  • Number of shoots
    Multiple
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $500 to $1,000
  • Details
    The majority of the locations are in the Barrington - Northwest Suburban area.
  • $937.5
    Average price
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